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Automotive Technology

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Are you the gearhead who fixes their own car?  Are you interested in the mechanics and technology of cars today?  The Automotive Technology program may be the right opportunity for you, as it provides real-world training for those with a passion for getting hands-on with innovation and problem solving.  This four-year program prepares students for careers as technicians in many of the automotive fields.  Students will learn how to perform standard inspections, maintain and repair the HVAC, as well as training on automatic and manual transmissions, engine work, electrical systems, steering, and suspension.  

The occupational standards learned in this program are aligned with National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards, which make the transition to the workplace seamless.

Students can walk away with a industry-standard certificate in Auto Maintenance and Light Repair, launching a career at a shop or dealership. 

Program Standards  
The Automotive Technology program is available at:


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Program Details
Year 1 - Automotive Technology 1-2
Year 2 - Automotive Technology 3-4
Year 3 - Automotive Technology 5-6 Honors
Year 4 - Automotive Technology 7-8 Honors and/or Internship​

Career Certification

ASE Entry-Level

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Average Annual Wage - $44,050

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Career Opportunities

  • ​Maintenance Auto Tech
  • Specialty Auto Tech
  • Motorcycle Maintenance
  • ATV Tech
  • Diesel Maintenance Tech
  • Diesel Repair Tech
  • Automotive Repair Tech
  • Service Manager
  • Parts/Inventory Manager
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Automotive Designer
  • Transportation Equipment/Unit Buyer
  • Transportation inspector
  • Automotive Workshop Supervisor/Manager

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